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Senior Software Developer - Backend Platform



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024
We believe communication belongs to everyone. We exist to democratize phone service. TextNow is evolving the way the world connects and that's because we're made up of people with curious minds who bring an optimistic, yet critical lens into the work we do. We're the largest provider of free phone service in the nation. And we're just getting started.
Join us in our mission to break down barriers to communication and free the flow of conversation for people everywhere.
TextNow's Backend Platform team uses modern technologies like AWS, Golang, gRPC, a micro-services architecture, high performing databases, streaming and queueing. We manage hundreds of millions of user interactions and terabytes of raw data in real-time. As a Senior member of the Backend Platform Team you will design, develop, and maintain scalable backend services, ensuring high performance and reliability across our service landscape. You will also lead key projects and initiatives, driving technical excellence and innovation within the team.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and Maintain Core Backend Services taking responsibility for helping to guide the architecture, design, and implement new & existing microservices
  • Maintain a High Bar of Quality for the team, producing readable code, writing testable code, refactoring legacy systems, actively contributing to development standards and cross-team architectural reviews
  • Participate in a Rotating On-Call, responsible for service uptime, availability of critical functions, and performing root cause analysis of incidents to identify steps towards lasting remediation
  • Foster Growth of fellow team members by mentoring them and nurturing their technical skills, empowering them to become exceptionally practical Software Developers
  • Organize and Communicate the technical details of upcoming projects through our architectural review process
  • Collaborate with other backend teams in guiding the development of our shared libraries

Who You Are

  • Creator of Cool Stuff with a passion for efficiency at scale, leveraging Golang or another strongly typed language along with the computing power of Cloud services
  • Brilliant Collaborator who excels at connecting with team members, transforming complex ideas into clear insights, while actively listening to foster a collaborative environment.
  • Acts Decisively to take actions that efficiently deliver value to our customers and business stakeholders alike
  • Takes Ownership of project with the ability to drive them tocompletion
  • Respectfully Candid with the ability to tactfully give/receive feedback with various teams across the organization
  • Self-Starter who actively identifies areas of improvement and provides realistic solutions
  • Resourceful and Scrappy with the ability to be strategic, roll up your sleeves, execute, and work cross-functionally
  • Versatile Technologist always interested in learning something new
  • Other
  • Strong Experience in developing API services and shared packages using Golang
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tooling (Terraform, Kubernetes, or others)
  • Ability to apply design principles and methodologies for building scalable and high-performance backend architectures
  • Production Experience using relational and nonrelational database technology (MariaDB, RDS, DynamoDB, Redis)
  • Familiarity with asynchronous event processing (Kafka, SQS, or others)
  • Experience delivering quality production level microservices, using gRPC or REST
  • Experience utilizing CI build platforms (GitHub Actions or similar)
  • Nice to Haves
  • Experience with telecommunication (i.e. calling/messaging) (nice to have)
  • Experience with migrating from legacy stacks (i.e. PHP, Ruby) (nice to have)
  • Experience building applications using Kafka for event processing
More about TextNow...
Our Values:
· People First (Make business decisions by putting people first!)
· No Brilliant Jerks (We're cool with the brilliant part, with the jerk part? not so much)
· Give a Damn! (We care about our work, our mission and our customers)
· Challenge Accepted (Show up with a positive can-do attitude)
Benefits, Culture, & More:
· Strong work life blend
· Flexible work arrangements (wfh, remote, or access to one of our office spaces)
· Employee Stock Options
· Unlimited vacation
· Competitive pay and benefits
· Parental leave
· Benefits for both physical and mental well being (wellness credit and L&D credit)
· We travel a few times a year for various team events, company wide off-sites, and more
Diversity and Inclusion:
At TextNow, our mission is built around inclusion and offering a service for EVERYONE, in an industry that traditionally only caters to the few who have the means to afford it. We believe that diversity of thought and inclusion of others promotes a greater feeling of belonging and higher levels of engagement. We know that if we work together, we can do amazing things, and that our differences are what make our product and company great.
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